Thursday, January 28, 2010

How about those New Years resolutions...?

Hey Everyone!

Ok so its been about a month since the New Year began. Did you make a resolution about losing weight and eating healthy? Have you stuck to it?

If you are one of the majority of people who can't keep there resolutions I can tell you why.

You were unrealistic.


No one can work out 7 days a week, ban all junk food, and still be sane.

One of the most important lessons I was taught was how to set a smart goal. One that you will be able to accomplish, and will make you feel good. Here is how I remember it:

S- specific
M- measurable
A- attainable
R- realistic
T- timely

For Example: I, Amanda, will work out 3-4 times a week for a minimum of 45 minutes, from January until May.


Saying "I will work out more" won't help you get anywhere. You need to WRITE DOWN very specific goals about something you want to accomplish. The goal I have written is very specific about working out. I state exactly how many times a week, for how long, and until when. In May, I can reevaluate my choice, and see if it is still appropriate.


The example is measurable. It is a Yes or No whether or not I went to the gym. It is also measurable for how long I am going. Being at the gym means nothing if I go for 5 minutes. Being there for at least 45 minutes will force me to do something while I'm there.


After evaluating my life schedule, this appears to be something that I myself can keep up. I have a membership to the gym, and have clothes to workout in.


Realistically, I am able to work out for 45 minutes without killing myself. I am able to find time in my schedule to go at least 3 or 4 times in a week.


The goal I have set has a variety of specific times in it. It starts now, and not three months from now.

Really try to re-evaluate your goals for 2010. Are they SMART goals? Plan for the here and now, not for when you're 20lbs lighter :)

Post questions if you have a comment here, or on my youtube channel (linked in the right side)!


NOTE: I am not certified in any nutrition or medicine. Please ask a Doctor before making any changes.

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